College women's basketball Former Maroon Geever honored: Two all-around performances out of junior guard Miranda Geever's has led her to be this weeks Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
The 2010 Moline graduate was a huge contributor to her Olivet Nazarene University women's basketball team as they opened the season with two wins. She totaled 21 points, six steals and four rebounds and four assists as the Tigers defeated Trinity International University 111-106 on Wednesday. Geever then scored a team-high 20 points with nine rebounds in the win over Saint Xavier.
For the week, Geever averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 3.5 assists per game, while shooting 56 percent (14-of-25) from the field and was 5-for-8 from three point range.
Prep girls' basketball Alleman 53, Illini West 34: Anne Bohnert and Erin Morrisey led the Pioneers to victory in the Galesburg Tournament. Each had 17 points in the game, combining to score as much as Illini West as a team. Bohnert now has 30 points in her last two games, with Morrisey not far behind with 28.
Rock Island 96, Reed Custer 33: The Lady Rocks displayed pure domination at the Aurora IMSA tourney. Sixty-three points separated Reed Custer from Rocky. Rock Island knocked down 26 shots from the field as well as 11 from 3-point range. Shavonne Brewer had 22 points with two 3-pointers and Mercedes Jackson had 16 to lead the Rocks in scoring.
Freeport 45, United Township 44: Taylor Dobrinske and the youthful Panthers came up short against the Pretzel in the Galesburg tourney. Dobrinske had a team-high 12 points. Senior Jen VanWatermuelen had nine points.
Erie 65, LaMoille 33: Rachael and Courtney Cobert combined to score 18 points leading the Cardinals to the win. Kayla Waggoner scored a team-high 12 points to lead the Cardinals. Paige and Peyton Rus had eight points a piece.
Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural. 1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m.. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.